Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 can be easily named as one of the best in the series. Thanks to the enhanced functionality of the S-Pen and a slew of other improvements, Samsung has indeed hit the bull’s eye with it. Riding high on the success of the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has now launched a Limited Edition Alpine White variant for the phone. The company has also launched a new Dual Tone Polaris Blue variant for its Galaxy S9+ smartphone. With this launch, buyers in India will now have to choose among five color options for the Galaxy Note 9 – Alpine White, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, and Lavender Purple. While the potential Galaxy S9+ buyers can choose from six color variants – Polaris Blue, Burgundy Red, Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and the Sunrise Gold.
Galaxy Note 9 Limited Edition Alpine White, Galaxy S9+ Dual Tone Polaris Blue Variant Price in India and Offers
The Alpine White variant for the Galaxy Note 9 adds more value to the device’s premium stature. The Alpine White edition of the Galaxy Note 9 (review) price in India is INR 67,900 for the 128GB storage variant. The Polaris Blue color option for the Galaxy S9+ retails at INR 64,900. Both the variants for the respective phones can be pre-ordered at select platforms alongside Samsung Online Shop starting December 7, 2018.
Both the new variants are also paired with offers from Samsung and select banks. HDFC credit or debit card holders can avail a discount of INR 6,000. Besides, buyers can also fetch an instant cashback of up to INR 3,000 on the Polaris Blue color variant of the Galaxy S9+.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Starts Receiving One UI Beta
One of the major changes that Samsung has brought to its software segment is the release of its new UI, the Samsung One UI for select phones. Of course, the Galaxy Note 9 is compatible to get the new UI. Samsung has recently started testing the new UI for three of its flagships, the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9. A new firmware carrying version number N960FXXU2ZRKQ has started rolling out to the Galaxy Note 9 users who had signed up for the One UI beta program. It brings the latest November 2018 security patch alongside Android 9.0 Pie-based One UI.
The Galaxy Note 9 users in India can get the preview of the One UI on their phone by downloading the Samsung+ app from the Play Store and registering for the One UI beta program. It’s worth noting that members need to be signed into their Samsung account to register for the beta program successfully. After registering, they will then need to open Settings on their phone and tap on ‘System Updates.’ It will immediately search and start downloading the latest beta update that weighs 1.5GB. The size of the update is pretty huge, so users need to ensure that they are on a stable internet connection with sufficient battery.
While the color options differ, what’s under the hood remains the same. The Galaxy Note 9 packs a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display at 2960×1440 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 processor in India while the US market gets Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. Given the high performance of the smartphone, Samsung has integrated with Samsung’s Water Carbon Cooling technology that keeps the phone’s temperature in check during extended gaming hours. Optics are taken care by a 12MP+12MP dual rear camera setup and an 8MP front camera. A 4000mAh battery backs the phone.
You can check out our review video for the Galaxy Note 9 below.